2018 ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT
STANDING IN WE: ROOTED IN COLLABORATION
Please join us in celebrating the 3rd Annual CoThinkk Community Awards Night, Standing In We: Rooted in Collaboration. The event will be at 7:00pm on October 20th, 2018 at The Collider in Downtown Asheville. We are looking forward to announcing this year’s grant recipients and recognizing community leaders in Western North Carolina.
Por favor, únase a nosotros en la segunda noche de celebración para la entrega anual de premios comunitarios CoThinkk, Volviéndonos Nosotros: Fortaleciendo Nuestras Raíces. El evento se realizará el 20 de octubre de 2018 a las 7:00 pm en el Collider, ubicado en el centro de Asheville. En este evento se anunciarán a los beneficiarios de las becas de este año y se dará un reconocimiento a líderes comunitarios del oeste de Carolina del Norte. Más detalles próximamente.
CoThinkk is a giving circle that brings together community leaders who care about the economic and social well-being of communities of color in Asheville and Western North Carolina.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
1 Haywood Street Asheville, NC 28801
- -Hors d’oeuvres
- -Key Note Speaker Marisol Jimanez
- -Announce Grant & Award Recipients
- -Kelly Goins Legacy Award
- -Live Music and Dancing by The Movement featuring Lavon S Davis
Marisol is the founder and lead consultant for Tepeyac Consulting. She is originally from Chicago where she began her political education trying to celebrate the Mexican, Irish and Puerto Rican cultures that so influenced her life. Marisol earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and her Master in Social Work (MSW) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. She served as the Advocacy Director for El Pueblo, a NC statewide advocacy organization that worked on public policy issues at the local, state, and national levels. She was a steering committee member of the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform National Strategy Council (2007); and led statewide efforts to organize mass demonstrations for immigrant justice in 2006 and 2007. Marisol believes that transformative practice comes through constant self-examination, compassionate conflict, and visionary action by both individuals and communities.
Honoring Kelly Goins
In addition to the grant award, recipients will be honored with a Kelly Goins Legacy Award that will provide access to an additional $500 grant for wellness, self care, and/or professional development that furthers social entrepreneurship. Kelly Goins, a passionate community leader, entrepreneur, and founding member of CoThinkk left an indelible mark on our community through her passion and tireless work to build the capacity of critical nonprofit organizations in our community-whom today are providing important programming and resources to support social change.
Dr. Darin Waters, Ph.D
Dr. Darin J. Waters is the Executive Director of the Office of Community Engagement, and an Associate Professor of History at UNC Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina. As a professor, Dr. Waters teaches courses in American history, North Carolina History, Appalachian History, African American and Brazilian History. He also specializes in the history of race relations in both the United States and Latin America. He will be giving remarks at the beginning of the event.
JMPRO TV is your community channel. They produce live programs, reports, cultural notes, and interviews about issues affecting our community (such as racial equity, immigration, education, health, etc.). Topics are reported from the perspective of the people impacted. They share our stories through social networks. Tune in!
DJ Oskar specializes in Latin Music as well in bringing you the best of the eclectic Tropical Bass movement happening internationally.
We will be having a delicious farm to table Indian food cooked from scratch from Sunil Patel, owner and cultivator of Patchwork Urban Farms
The Movement ft. Lavon S Davis
Put on your dancing shoes and come listen and groove with The Movement and Lavon S Davis!
Thank you to our partner:
The three day event will feature a variety of topics, including race in education, social justice, and history while highlighting regional African American culture, with a theme of “Making the Invisible Visible.” Conference activities are free and open to everyone with advance registration requested.
A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors!
The Collider – Visionary
The Community Foundation – Cultivator
Community Conflict Solutions- Cultivator
Community Foundation of Henderson County- Cultivator
Widening Circles- Cultivator
Asheville Wine Market
Thank You to Individual Community Member’s Donations!